Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

pvenne

Portland Buildings

of the following portland high-rises, which is your personal favorite in tyerms of appearence?   7 members have voted

  1. 1. of the following portland high-rises, which is your personal favorite in tyerms of appearence?

    • Franklin Towers.
      0
    • Back Bay Tower.
      3
    • 477 Congress Street.
      0
    • One City Center.
      0
    • The Eastland Park Hotel.
      0
    • Promenade East Condominiums.
      1
    • Portland House.
      0
    • Maine Bank and Trust Company.
      2
    • Holiday Inn by the Bay.
      0
    • Deering Pavilion.
      0
    • One Portland Square.
      1
    • 511 Congress Street.
      0
    • One Monument Square.
      0
    • One Canal Plaza.
      0

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

10 posts in this topic

All buildings over ten-stories are listed. For out-of-towners, please still vote and base your decision on visiting www.emporis.com and directing yourself to the page for portland, maine: then view the buildings by clicking their names under high and low rise buildings ("high rises" and "other buildings"). Personally I favor the back bay tower, one city center, and one canal plaza, but I end up with back bay tower from the north side as my favorite building in the portland skyline. Well, I hope at least a few others will vote here. I appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


It would be great if you and Corey could head out and take some pics of some of these buildings. I never knew what any of the buildings were called when I lived there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have plenty of pics of a select few of them that I will repost with names, and maybe corey can take some more since im leaving maine for the next school year this coming monday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah well i think the franklin towers are ugly too, but they are the tallest building in the state so I cant hate on them too much, they are the only structure that really stands out as a "tall building", and the only structure that really strikes of urbaness...so I love them, I know i gotta be the only one, but I do, especially from their narrow side...but definately not for the architecture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would laugh if someone voted for franklin towers. Why the heck is it franlin towerS anyways? It looks like one big slab of concrete to me!

They are breaking ground for Waterview on August 25th I heard. it will be 12 stories.

372389.jpg

I can't decide what my favorite is right now, I'll vote later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I would laugh if someone voted for franklin towers. Why the heck is it franlin towerS anyways? It looks like one big slab of concrete to me!

They are breaking ground for Waterview on August 25th I heard. it will be 12 stories.

372389.jpg

I can't decide what my favorite is right now, I'll vote later.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

well two things: I can't see your pic :( and I think they call it the franklin "towers" in stead of the franlin "tower" because if you look at it from the broad side it really is two buildings (two residential corridors up and down) attached in the middle as one structure...I bet their is some sort of elevator shaft or stairway that separates the two halves...It would have been cool if they built straight up...then we'd be talking a 34 story building in portland...and people always say there is no demand....but... again, I know it is ugly, but people say the holiday inn by the bay is ugly too and I like both, just because they are tall, and if it werent for them, something else ugly would be there....franklin towers = only real tall building we have beside back bay (which is 18 stories from the back).

which is also interesting because this means the city and states tallest buildings are on cumberland avenue, which i usually think of as run down and not much happening there...this is where waterview is going too. I would imagine congress street would have the tallest, but it just has the most, not the tallest. I cant wait to see cumb ave in 25 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would laugh if someone voted for franklin towers. Why the heck is it franlin towerS anyways? It looks like one big slab of concrete to me!

They are breaking ground for Waterview on August 25th I heard. it will be 12 stories.

372389.jpg

I can't decide what my favorite is right now, I'll vote later.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

heres why it is called the towerS

new photos today (hopefully if i can get out) so stay tuned tonight or later this afternoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.